BAM set for £32m Cornish schools batch

Aaron Morby 1 month ago
Share

The Education Skills Funding Agency has appointed BAM Construction to deliver £16m teaching facilities for Helston Community College in Cornwall.

Planned Helston Community College in Cornwall

The scheme is funded through the regional priority school building programme and is the first of three schools in the planned batch.

BAM has developed the initial designs for the new Helston college with architect Stride Treglown, which is assisting in the scheme’s continued development.

A new teaching block on the north will also provide a dining hall, sports hall, and ancillary accommodation, with old spaces being demolished afterwards to make way for modern sports pitches.

The other school project, each worth around £8m, will be Newquay Tretherras School in Cornwall and Plympton Academy in Plymouth where planning has been submitted and contract negotiations are underway.

Graham Kingdon, BAM’s Construction Director, said: “We not only have to be very competitive to secure good value for money for the ESFA, which means us using very modern and efficient techniques for creating these facilities, but also we have to give the schools fresh buildings matching their needs and aspirations.

“This is helped by our close partnership with Stride Treglown and by our having a well-developed supply chain in Cornwall thanks to us delivering several recent schemes in the county.

“We are hopeful we can conclude the process for all the schools to get on site and deliver not only the schools themselves, but also, life opportunities from working with the local community. A construction scheme presents an opportunity to learn and train people for the future benefit of the industry.”

Work on Helston College has commenced on site and it is expected to hand over early 2020.

Latest news

Almacantar chief in Twitter tirade against McAlpine

Mike Hussey says he would not trust contractor to 'deliver a pizza'
1 day ago

Persimmon chiefs hand back £50m after bonuses outcry

Persimmon bosses waive second instalment of bonuses
1 day ago

Colas and Volker to exit huge London highways contract

CVU joint venture and TfL agree to part company early on eight-year framework
2 days ago

Lendlease on board for £4bn London Euston district

Arup and Grimshaw will now work on Euston plans
2 days ago

Carillion cracked hospital beams remedial work unfinished

Auditors and pension regulator heavily criticised by MPs
2 days ago

Amey Rail snaps up Carillion rail projects saving 700 jobs

Projects in the East Midlands, London and North West England back on track
2 days ago

Willmott Dixon gets start date for £49m Colston Hall revamp

Work to start in June on major regeneration for Bristol landmark
2 days ago

Boost your online presence with the new Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers will showcase their products, services and latest stories
4 months ago

Betting Spy: England to win the Calcutta Cup

England can cover the handicap in the Six Nations while West Ham have it all to do as usual at Anfield
2 days ago

Carillion bosses dodge pension black hole

Accounts show one pension scheme was in surplus while the rest had an £800m deficit
2 days ago

Morgan Sindall profits soar as margins restored

Fit-out and construction deliver strong profit growth as 2018 set to be bumper year
2 days ago

Centre Point Tower developer claws back £1m from McAlpine

McAlpine counts cost of row over design and build or construction management route for London tower
2 days ago

Sisk vows to complete joint venture jobs after Lagan collapse

Contractor will complete Highways England schemes on its own
3 days ago

Suspended sentence for scaffolder spotted without harness

Court hears how experienced worker chose to ignore safety rules
2 days ago

Construction slave labour ring smashed in East London

Fifty Eastern European workers saved after exploitation on sites
3 days ago

GRAHAM wins £86m Liverpool build to rent tower

Demolition work to start on waterfront site this month
3 days ago

Interserve to close power lines operation axing over 70 jobs

Power transmission firm to be wound down over next few months
3 days ago

Lagan puts construction arms into administration

Up to 200 jobs at risk as construction and building divisions hit by delays and disputes
4 days ago

Barratt looks to new building methods to boost volumes

Completions creep up by 2% as UK's largest house builder looks to use more offsite construction
3 days ago

BAM counts cost of weaker pound

UK business pre-tax profit slip of 7% to £35m due to exchange rate change
3 days ago

Galliford Try clinches £55m Leamington Spa housing project

Partnerships arm will build 375 homes for Waterloo Housing Group
3 days ago

Green light for London Deutsche Bank HQ

Developer Landsec says construction to continue once substructure is complete next March
3 days ago

Highways England calls bids for £326m Area 10

Hunt starts for maintenance and response contractor in north west
4 days ago

Carillion directors ‘contemptuous’ of pension funding

Carillion trustees alerted watchdog twice over pensions shortfall to no avail
4 days ago

Civils to start on £160m Yorkshire shopping centre

Advanced highways and infrastructure work to start this summer
4 days ago

Liverpool advances £700m Festival Park redevelopment

Willmott Dixon to carry out enabling works around Festival Garden dome base
5 days ago

Consultant Dar to build new Holborn HQ

Hunt on for contractor as Currie & Brown owner plans UK expansion
4 days ago

Another 152 Carillion staff axed taking job toll to 1,141

Staff told to pack up as fresh wave of job cuts unveiled today
5 days ago

Mace lands £350m Stevenage town centre revamp

Council picks winning developer for major town centre regeneration
5 days ago

Construction cartel whistleblowers offered £100k for tip-offs

Competition and Markets Authority targets construction in latest crackdown
5 days ago

Contractor services